Ministry in the Meantime and Mean Time

Ministry in the Meantime and Mean Time

Ministry happens in the meantime and in the mean time. The meantime is a season of sometimes bewildering change and troubling transitions. It’s an interval between a past we know well and a future which isn’t yet clear and between a familiar way of doing things and an...
A Lesson from the Garden

A Lesson from the Garden

When I was a child, my dad worked for IBM. This meant that my formative years were spent in the well-groomed suburbs of Dallas, Miami and Atlanta. Such suburbs are filled with wonderful neighborhoods and plenty of new construction for all of us transplants. Days were...

The Unbalanced Church

When a congregation wants to get, stay or remain healthy, one of the key questions it asks has to do with the balance between its internal and an external focus. One excellent congregational exercise to help with this question is to gather a group in a large room, and...